ULYSSES Ensemble Tour 2019 – Stop 1 – Snape Maltings
06/2019 Snape Maltings – UK
Inspired by the grand tours of classical musicians travelling through Europe and the goals of training and enriching the practices of young musicians, the ULYSSES Network brings together 13 European institutions for the promotion and professionalization of young composers.
With the ULYSSES Ensemble, the network reached a new peak, concentrating its efforts on young performers in the domain of new music.
Since 2017, the ULYSSES Ensemble tours every summer, visiting several European academies and working with different musical directors and professional ensembles as tutors.
In 2019, the tour includes three stops in June and July:
STOP 1 : Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh (UK)
STOP 2 : IRCAM ManiFeste in Paris (FR)
STOP 3 : Fondation Royaumont in Royaumont (FR).
The ULYSSES Ensemble consists of 15 musicians:
1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, 1 piano, 2 percussions, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass.
Three additional musicians join the ensemble to participate in 1 or 2 stops: 1 clarinet (Stops 2 & 3), 1 saxophone (Stop 3), 1 harp (Stop 1)
PROGRAM STOP 1
The first stop at Snape Malting takes place from 10 to 14 June in Aldeburgh (UK).
Conductor : Geoffrey Paterson
The ULYSSES Ensemble will have a residency to prepare a programme of contemporary repertoire for a performance in the Aldeburgh Festival.
. Oliver Knussen, Coursing, for mix chamber music (1979)
. Benjamin Britten, Sinfonietta, for 10 instruments (1932)
. Caterina di Cecca, new work (2019) WORLD PREMIERE Aldeburgh Festival + ULYSSES Commission
. Colin Matthews, Sun’s Dance, for 10 players (1985)
. Tansy Davies, Inside Out II, for chamber ensemble of 7 players (2003)
. Harrison Birtwistle, Secret Theatre, for chamber ensemble (1984)
The Ensemble’s public concert takes place on 14th June at 4.30pm.
Further information available here.
Photos © Matt Jolly